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captioned by the national captioning institute >> the nationwide manhunt the suspect in a murder case hobart's of miles away, that stretched from upstate new york to northern virginia, is in custody. u.s. marshals say the man that the authorities were looking for in the killing of a school superintendent is off the streets. the murder happened last friday in buffalo, new york. anthony taglianetti was tracked down in shenandoah county, virginia. richard reeve is covering this story, and he is live in strasbourg virginia. >> we are at the very edge of the george washington national forest. this is where it is believed the
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suspect was trying to make his escape. it was here, and remote fort valley road area, near strasburg, where u.s. marshals captured anthony taglianetti during a traffic stoppe. >> that would not surprise me. >> as recently as friday afternoon, taglianetti was the focus of a nationwide manhunt wanted for the murder of a 51- year-old local school superintendent in western new york state. the authorities believe that taglianetti traveled to new york and killed reed friday night. the motive? the police call it a personal matter. >> it sounded like gunshots. then male voices. >> neighbors say that reed and taglianetti's wife had a relationship.
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>> apparently, he found out. >> neighbors say that taglianetti was a friendly father of four. >> you never suspect it will be somebody in your neighborhood. and he saw taglianetti last weekend. >> he lived in the woods before. he apparently is a survivor. it surprises me they caught him this quick. >> we that taglianetti's car was packed with survival gear. new york state authorities have issued a warrant for second- degree murder in this case, an extradition hearing could occur in the next couple days. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> catch the entire saga leading up to the announcement right now, and all weekend, on our website, also tonight, the weekend it is
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here. many of us have seen rain the past few nights and it will soon be out of here. the man with the answers, senior meteorologist bob ryan. >> tonight, we are not on storm watch, we are on sun sign it watch -- sunshine watch. there was a violent, vivid lightning, and that is moving to the south, continuing to move well to the south. lusby, southern maryland, calvert county may have a few lingering sprinkles but the main thing, look at the temperatures to the northwest. frederick, hagerstown, low 60's, high 50's. there is the reason, the northwest breeze bringing and drier air. as we go through the weekend, a lot of sunshine, pleasant.
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73 degrees in the belfort furniture weather center tomorrow, a little more of the same on sunday. the details coming up. >> take the weather team with you on your cell phone. just download the app. friday night is always a big night and the district but a warning for anyone planning to drink. after rate two-year hiatus, the d.c. police have their breathalyzers back to use. autria godfrey has more. >> these tests are administered to people already in police custody. at a press conference earlier today, the d.c. police talked about how and poor and the devices are when it comes to cracking down on drunk driving. tonight in the district, grabbing drinks and getting behind the wheel is something the police will monitor with a
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new system. the method blood alcohol levels has not been used in nearly two years interdistrict. >> hopefully it will work this time around and people will put more faith into it. >> they fixed the inaccurate readings which caused system to be suspended, but not before nearly 400 people were convicted on at inaccurate results. >> that is scary. >> the police have relied on urine samples since then, but they say they have safeguards in place to make sure the new breath test machines are properly maintained. >> it is another tool in our belt. >> all the substations will have the new test devices, including a mobile van. that is something those heading home on foot tonight appreciate. >> on a given friday or
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saturday, a lot of people are going back to their cars with a lot to drink, so we would prefer they are within the limits of the law. >> the police say that these readings from the devices can be used in court as evidence and a drunk driving case. that is why it is important to have these devices at their fingertips. why that d.c. police headquarters, autria godfrey, -- live at d.c. police headquarters, autria godfrey abc 7 news. >> montgomery county police say that a string of assaults may be linked to similar crimes two years ago. there was a peeping tom, and labor day weekend, a man broke into a home and slashed a woman with a knife. the police think it was the same man in both cases, responsible for four similar assaults. silver spring police are looking for whoever it was to try to
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kidnap a 13-year-old boy at a mcdonald's on colesville road. he was at the counter when the man attempted to drag him out of the restaurant, telling the victim he was a police officer. he release the boy, and he ran from the scene. the campaign trail tonight, an admission from president obama during a fund-raiser at the capital hilton. the president said the nation's economy could be in better shape. he said that fixing the problems we face takes more than one term. he also reminded the crowd about the now-infamous 47% from mitt romney. speaking of which, mitt romney said that winning a key swing state may be tough. in philadelphia, he said that winning pennsylvania would be a shock to him, but he said he will try. this was only his second visit to the keystone state in the past few months. both candidates will be preparing for next wednesday's debates.
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an alarmin anthrax. and d.c.'s livinything on its promise to keep trains running to nationals playoff games.
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>> amtrak conductors mechanics, and engineers have been failing drug and alcohol tests over the last six years. an audit most of the positive results were for cocaine and mari the failure rate was 51% higher than the industry average. following the bickering and a third-party stepping in to solve the problem, the issue of paying to keep metro open for late night playoff games may not be an issue at all. wtop radio did some number crunching and found the number of riders would offset the
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$30,000 per hour that it costs to run metro. living social has offered to pay the deposit for home playoff games. the head of the american airlines pilot union is threatening to delay flights. the union says they have nothing to do with what the company says is the work slowdown. pilots rejected a contract offer this summer, a bankruptcy court gave american airlines permission to impose new rules on its pilots. up next, surprising new numbers on the damage assessment from hurricane isaac. apparently, they were way off. >> the director of the
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>> we continue with a guilty verdict tonight for the director of the rest and zoo. meghan mogensen is heading to jail and will pay a fine for
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drowning and animal at the zoo. tonight, we heard from the woman who blew the whistle on the director, and we are live at the fairfax county courthouse with more. >> the woman says she is glad that she came forward. she had been working at the zoo four years and she says something was not right. she said she felt compelled to come forth and say something when she saw what was happening at the zoo. she found a dead wallaby. >> i saw him, and that solidified it. if that investigators say that 26-year-old meghan mogensen ground the animal, found guilty of animal cruelty. mogensen has denied the charges. the woman said speaking out was worth it and she does not regret it. david conn we remember is going to the zoo as a young boy.
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>> it is upsetting. i would assume that somebody would have called on much quicker. >> they agree that the sentence should have been stiffer. >> i am confused with what went wrong. >> they hope that mogensen will not be allowed to be around animals. she was sentenced to 24 days in jail and will have to pay a 1000 other fine. her attorney said that he will appeal the jail time. -- she will spend 24 days in jail and will have to pay a $1,000 fine. >> hurricane isaac damaged 59,000 homes in southwest louisiana. the new assessment comes after fema i conducted a door-to-door inspections. most of the damage came from flooding. >> the good news is, a minimal loss of life.
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everybody remembered the impact from katrina. >> what is going on? >> a wonderful weekend coming up. this is skyline drive the color, that chestnut oak says you know what, i am still green be patient. the temperatures outside right now, still in the 60's. live doppler, the last of the showers, the eastern shore southern maryland, lusby all the way to fredericksburg. there might be a couple of sprinkles, but the pattern is moving to the south and east, and is looking a lot better than a couple days ago. the dry air is getting stronger and will be pushing in. syracuse 53. we are at 68 in washington. the dry air will win the day.
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it will keep the unsettled weather, which we were afraid would be hanging around, well to the south. the violent weather moving off. this ripple now, and the weather front to the north that will continue to come through. tomorrow morning, the morning low temperatures up to the northwest, hagerstown, frederick, morning lows of about 50. with the light wind, like northwest wind, lingering clouds at, patchy fog especially if you are thinking about doing a little bit of sailing. north, northwest breeze, 10-15 knots. during the afternoon, the temperatures will rise into the high 60's, low 70's. sunday, a little more cloudiness, a chance way out to the west there could be some scattered showers. but certainly nothing that will interfere with anything. as i mentioned earlier, skyline
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drive, saturday, tomorrow, free admission to the shenandoah national park, including skyline drive. patchy fog in the morning midmorning, 10:00, sunshine, a pleasant afternoon. the temperatures and the local not mid-70s, getting up to about 74, 75. with northwest wind, dry refreshing air, any showers, any possibility of showers sunday is really more to the west, widely scattered. another break on monday. but, all signs indicate we will see some moisture coming our way from the south tuesday. right now, tuesday looks like a rainy day, but not the weekend. nice weekend. a lot of stuff going on. hot and humid and tampa, my goodness. >> the national's plan.
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were they hot today? -- the nationals were planning. were they hot today? >> were they able to take down the cardinals? and the record-setting performance from cincinnati. homer bailey, near perfection tonight.
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i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... aneyd they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they shohould take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
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>> and now of toyota sports
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desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> the washington nationals, in st. louis, trying to decrease their magic number to get the crown. this was over early, edwin jackson got shelled. molina putting the finishing touches on jackson's night. the cardinals win 12-2. the braves also lost tonight reducing the nationals magic number to 2. the orioles, flaherty, grand slam home run it in the first inning. they beat the red sox at camden yards, 9-1. the yankees also won, so the orioles remain a game out of first place in the east. homer bailey threw a no-hitter
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against the pittsburgh pirates. that is a league record. there have been seven no-hitters in the majors this year. if it was not for bad luck, the washington wizards would not have any luck. bad news the season has not even started and their marquee player will be out of the lineup the next two months. john wall as the early stages of a stress fracture to his kneecap. surgery is not required but he will have to rest the next six- eight weeks, missing about the first well dozen games. in chicago the ryder cup u.s. against europe. garcia and donald in the morning, in the afternoon, they came back. the west leads europe 5-3 after
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the first day of play. friday night lights, the eagles fired up early, but it was a battle tonight. central valley, breaking through. james jones williams, all the way for the touchdown. seneca valley up by three. turn to news channel 8 for the complete wrap up of high-school sports. high-school sports final is coming up at about five minutes. >> up next, a new way to celebrate the hometown team.
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>> whether it is > >a win or richard whether it is to celebrate a win or drown your sorrows, a limited edition cabernet for the 80th anniversary of the team. it is a table wine, a combination of fresh fruit and sweet oak. the smaller bottle runs about $30, the big one runs about $60. it is available on their website.
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>> good weekend? >> a lot of sunshine, a lot of things to do, like going to skyline drive. on the website a new blog all about october the leaf changes, and snow facts about october. many people say that october is their favorite month. >> snow in october sounds like a threat, bob. >> no, no. >> you heard it from him. thank you for joining us tonight. have a great weekend.
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